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Top-Down

Description

Used to describe any game where the main setting of gameplay is represented by a top-down (also known as overhead) view of the playfield. Top-down perspective may be used for a wide variety of genres; among the most common ones are vertically scrolling shooters and most 2D role-playing games.
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Hidato Adventures Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Hidato Adventures is the electronic adaptation of a logic puzzle game created by Israeli mathematician Gyora Benedek. Each level is...

Browser (2008)

The underdog franchise revival no one was expecting, with the merest hint of modern multimedia glitz, some digitized sound effects...

Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012) and Browser (2012)

Hidden Dimensions: Xyth (HD Xyth for short) is a collectible cards game (CCG), in a science-fiction setting. HD Xyth is...

HiddenLynx Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

HiddenLynx is a freeware implementation of the traditional Chinese board game called Xiangqi (象棋), also known as Chinese chess, where...

Windows (2003)

Hidden swap buttons is a simple puzzle game. A new game opens a window filled with 8x8 coloured squares. The...

Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

Searching for a new power source, scientists have been working on Delta Radiation. This form of radiation is far stronger...

DOS (1983)

The pen-and-paper game Battleship gets another digital translation, which pits man against machine for a round of grid-based marine warfare....

CD-i (1994)

Hieroglyph is a puzzle game with an Egyptian theme. Like in the board game Master Labyrinth the player has control...

Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibōken NES Front Cover

NES (1987) and MSX (1987)

Higemaru Makaijima is a puzzle action game. You play a ship captain who is trying to take out all the...

Highborn Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), Browser (2010), iPhone (2010), Android (2011) and iPad (2010)

Highborn is a fantasy-based, casual, turn-based strategy game that doesn't take itself too seriously. In fact it is the humorous...

High Command: Europe 1939-'45 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

High Command is a strategic-level strategy game that places you in the role of leader of either the Allied or...

TurboGrafx CD (1991)

High Grenadier is a turn-based strategy game with role-playing elements. The game has a rather abstract plot that depicts a...

Nintendo DS (2008)

You play as Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad and Taylor, helping them perform a series of different daily tasks during...

High Seas Trader DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Amiga (1995)

A follow-up to Impressions' earlier game Merchant Colony, High Seas Trader puts you in the shoes of a young impoverished...

High Seize N-Gage Front Cover

N-Gage (2005)

High Seize is a turn-based pirate adventure and war game set in the 17th century Caribbean. The gameplay is similar...

High Speed NES Front Cover

NES (1991)

High Speed is a conversion of the Williams Electronics pinball game of the same name. The game recreates the pinball...

DOS (1994)

Highway Fighter is a scrolling top-down shooter, where you control a car equipped with advanced weaponry, sent out to destroy...

DOS (1994)

Top-down arcade shooter. You are in a powerful car in which you must travel the roads and shoot your enemies....

MSX (1983)

In this top view racing game, your are driving around in a town with a maze-like road infrastructure. Your goal...

TurboGrafx CD (1994)

Long time ago, the races of humans and fairy creatures co-existed peacefully. But the power of magic corrupted some of...

Hills and Rivers Remain iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Hills and Rivers Remain is a fast-paced real-time strategy game in which two or more medieval warlords attempt to eliminate...

Hillsea Lido Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1995)

Hillsea Lido puts you in charge of seaside amusement facilities loosely based around a beach near Vulcan's Hampshire base. Each...

Hill Street Blues DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Hill Street Blues is a "cop simulator". You play a police cadet who wants to get to the top. But...

Apple II (1980)

A cribbage game that allows one player to compete against a challenging computer opponent. Cards are animated and dealt automatically,...

PC-98 (1997)

In the beginning of 21th century, technology has evolved in unprecedented ways. But so did crime. Huge corporations, which were...

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